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Strengthening the Voice of Civil Society in the Global Arena

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

Due to the complexities of trade in the context of globalization, there is a growing sense that the reliance on tariff reduction as the main path to opening markets is a strategy that is no longer viable. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works to address these concerns and ensure that multilateral institutions contribute to sustainable development.This grant will enable the institute to continue monitoring global trade discussions; promote approaches to fair trade; work to ensure that new biofuel strategies contribute to sustainable development; support efforts to ensure that water sector investments promote equitable and sustainable water use; and encourage the democratization of global governance.During the past two years, the institute has been engaged in key global trade discussions and the processes leading up to them, including disseminating information, writing and publishing papers, planning joint strategy meetings with non-governmental organization networks, and hosting events and public debates. In each of these areas, it worked together with local, national and international coalitions.